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International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, Helen Grime, Ben Johnson

Sean Rafferty's guests include composer Helen Grime, tenor Ben Johnson and Adrian Dwyer from the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.

Sean Rafferty is joined in the studio by Adrian Dwyer, lead tenor from the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival which starts this week, composer Helen Grime will take us through her Proms season and tenor Ben Johnson will sing for us live in the studio ahead of Southrepps Festival.

Plus, as part of BBC Music's Get Playing campaign, every day this week we'll be featuring a recording sent in by amateur orchestras and ensembles from across the UK.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 29 ... "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir", Sinfonia

    Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Ottavio Dantone.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    A Wandering Minstrel, I from The Mikado

    Performer: Adrian Dwyer. Performer: Claire Tester.
  • Reinhold Moritzevich Glière

    Harp Concerto, Op 74 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Claire Jones. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Watkins.
    • Signum.
  • Philip Cashian


    Orchestra: CoMA London Ensemble. Conductor: Gregory Rose.
  • Gaspar Sanz


    Performer: Yaniv d'Or. Ensemble: Ensemble NAYA. Ensemble: Barrocade. Conductor: Amit Tiefenbrunn. Music Arranger: Yaniv d'Or.
    • Latino Ladino.
    • Naxos.
    • 014.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Serenade no. 1 in D major Op.11 – 5th mvt ‘Scherzo’

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in B flat major, Op 23 No 2

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Hyperion.
  • Richard Wagner

    Lohengrin - Act 3; Prelude

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Wagner: Preludes: Siegried-Idyll/Bernard Haitink.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Oh, is there not one maiden's breast from The Pirates of Penzance

    Performer: Adrian Dwyer. Performer: Claire Tester.
  • Aaron Copland

    Saturday Night Waltz - 4 Dance Episodes from 'Rodeo'

    Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • Aaron Copland.
    • Chandos.
    • 020.
  • Helen Grime

    Night Songs

    Performer: Halle. Conductor: Jamie Phillips.
    • NMC.
  • François Couperin

    Le tic-toc-choc ou Les maillotins (Ordre No 18)

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Alexandre Tharaud - Autograph.
    • Erato.
    • 13.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Malambo (Estancia, Op 8)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • Ginastera: Estancia etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 18.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major K.453 – 3rd mvt

    Performer: Ingrid Jacoby. Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
    • ICA.
    • 003.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    O Domine Jesu Christe à 6

    Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • PHI.
  • George Gershwin

    Fascinating Rhythm

    Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble New York. Conductor: Steven Richman.
    • Gershwin by Grofe: Harmonie Ensemble, New York.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 9.
  • Gerald Finzi

    In Years Defaced

    Performer: Ben Johnson. Performer: Tom Primrose.
  • Franz Schubert

    An den mond, D296

    Performer: Ben Johnson. Performer: Tom Primrose.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Violin Concerto in A minor Op.82 – 3rd and 4th mvts

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • Shostakovich Glazunov.
    • Decca.
    • 008.


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